The BreakOut student organization facilitates trip-based programming in the CCE, promoting student-student leadership, student learning, and student involvement through off-campus Saturday trips, Block Break trips, and Alternative Spring Break trips throughout the course of the academic year. Students are encouraged to learn more about a specific issue-area or problem facing Colorado Springs and the greater Southwest United States through direct service work and direct engagement with communities beyond the campus to develop a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the ways in which these problems affect local communities. BreakOut is centered in a learning model predicated on direct engagement rather than solely direct service work. Trips are intended to honor the lived experience of off-campus partners who have deep expertise, and they are designed to encourage student learning both on and off the CC campus.
To the right, students from 2017-2018 work on building a house during a BreakOut trip!